Minnesota Vikings Offensive Coordinator Pat Shurmur is shown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Thursday, November 24, 2016. (Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

New head coach Pat Shurmur sent Giants fans an encouraging letter as the team heads into a new era of Big Blue football.

After a disappointing season in which the New York Giants went 3-13, new head coach Pat Shurmur tried to give the team’s season ticket holders some hope by sending them a letter.

Shurmur was hired as the Giants 18th head coach last week. He was introduced this past Friday. In the letter Shurmur says its an honor to coach an iconic franchise and that they are working hard preparing for next season.

“Dear Big Blue Nation,

I wanted to take a moment to let you know what an honor it is for me to serve as the Head Coach of your New York Football Giants. This is an iconic franchise, and I have always had great respect for the organization and its fans. We are excited and look forward to doing what is necessary to lead us all back to the path of winning.

There is much to be done, but you can trust we are already hard at work finalizing our coaching staff and preparing for the upcoming season. We believe in getting better every day. We believe in having tough players who love to play football. It is an honor to wear the Giants uniform, and we all represent the Giants greats who have come before us, and we represent you, the fans.

Thank you for your support. We will work tirelessly to restore Giants Pride and deliver a team that meets your expectations in every way.

Go Giants!”

Shurmur is still in the process of assembling his staff, even though he has filled some positions. He still needs to hire an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.

After rounding out his coaching staff, the next thing on the Giants’ agenda will free agency and the draft. They have the number two pick in April’s draft, and the biggest question is whether they’ll use it on a quarterback who could be Eli Manning‘s replacement. The team has said that Manning will be their quarterback in 2018, but if they don’t believe in Davis Webb as his successor, they could look to move on from 2017’s third-round pick.

Let’s hope that all of the hard work that Shurmur and the Giants are doing pays off. Otherwise, it’s going to be another long season at MetLife Stadium.

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